The Stories Behind The Sittings

On Tuesday, February 4, in conjunction with the exhibition Lucas Samaras: Me, Myself and…, Pace Live invited a group of artists, curators, critics, and friends—all of whom have sat for portraits by Lucas Samaras over the past forty years—to share memories of their encounters with the artist, their perspectives on his influential body of work, and their reactions to seeing the photographs that Samaras took of them for his provocative Sittings series (1978–80) and Poses series (2009).

In this video, we hear from curator Patterson Sims; critics Carol Kino, Kim Levin, and Carter Ratcliff; artist Riley Hooker; art historian Jeffrey Hoffeld; and collector Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz.

  • Films — Lucas Samaras: The Stories Behind The Sittings, Feb 27, 2020